Established in 2001, Fellowship Church exists to bring real life in Christ to Ascension Parish and beyond. Learn more about what we believe.

Senior Pastor

Kirk Jones was raised in Ruston, LA. He married Wendy in 1998 and they have 3 wonderful children: Daniel, Melanie & Kara. He graduated from Louisiana College & later earned his Master’s Degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

In 2001, he moved to Prairieville to start a church in Ascension Parish that would bring real life and hope through Christ Jesus. His vision was to start a church that would meet practical needs of the people and to let them know that Jesus is the world’s greatest hope.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting & sports.

Staff

Jonathan Ickles

Pastor of Adult Discipleship & Sunday Experiences

Brian Robert

Pastor of Missions & Connections

Todd Blount

Leadership Pastor

Braden Rodriguez

Pastor of Students & Young Adults

Byron Jordan

Pastor of Worship

Glen Melancon

Worship Leader

Courtney Schrock

Preschool Director

Sarah Reynolds

Office Admin

Shannon Stone

Business Director/Accounting

Rachael Barrow

Elementary Director

Justin Bufkin

Communications Director

What We're About

Be a Bringer – We bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus. We are passionate about bringing people along with us. Whether it is a person that is far from God that we invite to church or if it is a faithful follower of Christ that we bring along in leadership, we don’t do it alone. Jesus calls us to be bringers.

Keep it Real – We value authenticity. We desire for every person to find a safe place to share their faith, their struggles and successes while also faithfully building each other up. We want to see people exercise their unique gifting and to mature in faith & obedience to Christ & Scripture.

Look Alive – We want people to see the joy and passion that Christ gives us as we serve and worship and give with excellence. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.

Go Beyond – We want to live with a 2nd mile mentality. Jesus said that if we are asked to go 1 mile, we need to go 2. Don’t live ordinary, but with extraordinary faith and service.

History

2001

On June 1, 2001 Kirk and Wendy Jones began the journey of planting a new church in Prairieville sponsored by Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. In September 2001 Kirk and Wendy hosted a group of 8 people who gathered in their home for Bible study.

2002

In January 2002 Fellowship began worship services in rented space at the Prairieville Fire Department. A typical Sunday was around 20 people. In that summer the church leased that space and renovated it. Fellowship held its first VBS that summer.

2007

Fellowship moved into is current location on Highway 73. Fellowship had outgrown the space at the Fire Department and averaged just under 150 people each week.

2013

Fellowship grew to over 600 people and started a new campus in order to reach the people in the southern part of Ascension Parish. We sent out 80 people to begin that work.

2015

A permanent property was gifted to Fellowship for the Airline campus. The church still owns that property and it is being utilized as a Foster Village to help foster families. This will prayerfully become the home of a Spanish-speaking congregation in the days ahead.

2017

We celebrated 15 years and focused on our 4 core actions: Be a Bringer, Look Alive, Keep it Real, Go Beyond.

2020

Fellowship has now grown to an average of more 1,100 people weekly. The church has baptized over 600 people through the years and is excited about what God has ahead. Construction of a new facility began in March 2020 and is expected to be completed in early 2021.